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Angelo State University invites applications for a department chair in Agriculture. The successful applicant will support and encourage the faculty and staff to continue building our Agriculture program. This program includes both healthy undergraduate and graduate degree programs and multifaceted research and teaching facilities. The ideal candidate will be dedicated, innovative, and have strong leadership skills. This position is a full-time, twelve-month position and would start as early as Fall of 2019 or once a preferred candidate is identified.
About the University Angelo State University is located in San Angelo, Texas, a city of just over 100,000 people located in the heart of West Texas. A proud member of the Texas Tech University System, Angelo State has been designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. In addition, Angelo State is proud to have one of the nation's largest privately funded scholarship programs (Carr Foundation), supported by an endowment of over $130 million.
About the Department of Agriculture The department offers five different Bachelor of Science Degrees in Animal Science, Agribusiness, Agriculture Science and Leadership, Food Animal Science and Marketing, and Natural Resource Management. Additionally the department offers two graduate degrees, a Master of Science in Animal Science and a Master of Agriculture in Agriculture. The department has approximately 450 students, ten full-time faculty members and three full-time staff members. Students have access to a departmental scholarship program that awards over $160,000 annually. The department prides itself on its diverse student opportunities that include nationally competitive judging programs, quiz bowl and show teams, and six different departmental student organizations. Department facilities, collectively known as the Management Instruction and Research (MIR) Center, include a 6,500 acre working university ranch, the Food Safety and Product Development Laboratory and the Mayer-Rousselot Ag Education Training Center.
Typical Duties/Job Duties
The chair, in cooperation with the faculty, is responsible for supervising activities of the department, scheduling classes, assisting in faculty evaluations, preparing budget requests, managing budgets, initiating appointment recommendations, developing the curriculum, recruiting new students, applying policy, managing departmentally funded scholarships and research grants, supervising assessment activities, and enhancing the department's academic and professional reputation. As Director of the Management Instruction and Research Center, the successful candidate will be responsible for supervision of all employees and programs associated with the MIR. Additionally, the chair is responsible for maintaining contractual obligations and professional relationships necessary to maintain lease agreements associated with departmental resources.
This position is a 12-month contract with a nine-hour/academic year teaching requirement. This is a half-time teaching load reduction. Additionally, the chair will be expected to collaborate with fellow faculty on graduate research.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The successful applicant will be skilled in bringing together differing opinions, be committed to open and active communication with colleagues, possess strong organizational skills, have a welcoming and inclusive approach to students, and ensure that faculty have the resources needed to excel in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Candidates should be dedicated to excellence in teaching and research with a strong commitment to high professional standards, both inside and outside the classroom. Experience supervising student and faculty research and grant writing is necessary.
Earned doctorate in Animal Science or a field closely related to Agricultural Sciences from an accredited university.
Scholarly credentials and a publication record that would qualify him or her for a tenured position at the level of associate or full professor.
Excellent written and oral communication skills with strong organizational skills. Strong advocacy for agriculture faculty, staff, and students is expected.
Collegiality and the ability to collaborate with faculty and administration are also expected.
Knowledge and experience with curriculum development, assessment documentation at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and familiarity with SACSCOC or other accreditation agencies is desirable. Experience engaging in or leading multi-disciplinary teams in research and/or curriculum development. Scholarly credentials and a publication record that would qualify him or her for a tenured position at the level of full professor.
Angelo State University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting and ensuring equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Angelo State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring that a qualified individual with a disability has the same rights and privileges in employment as non-disabled employees. If an accommodation is requested for the job application process, please contact our office at (325) 942-2168 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.